Game of Thrones has been off-air for over a year now and fans are getting desperate to know what happens in its climactic season.

Last night, Entertainment Weekly premiered the first official photo from the show's eighth season and fans understandably lost their cool.

Most were glad to finally get some news from Westeros, but others were excited for another, much weirder reason.

In the last episode of season seven, ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’, Game of Thrones finally confirmed a twist some fans had long-suspected, revealing that Jon Snow was related to the noble Targaryan family.

That also meant his romantic relationship with Daenerys Targaryen was actually a relationship between an aunt and nephew, as social media users were quick to point out.

The creepiness of that fact didn’t seem to bother some fans though.

Others went even further with their support for the pairing, celebrating what they believed was confirmation of a fan theory that Daenerys was pregnant with Jon Snow’s baby.

Thankfully, not everyone was completely on-board with Game of Thrones incest.

The photo was released alongside a behind-the-scenes report from Entertainment Weekly, where cast members shared their thoughts on the final season.

Show-runners David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss revealed that the show’s final episodes were originally planned as three films to justify an enormous budget.

In 2012, Weiss believed it was the best way to end the show:

It’s what we’re working towards in a perfect world

We end up with an epic fantasy story but with the level of familiarity and investment in the characters that are normally impossible in a two-hour movie.

Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, also said he broke a long-running habit of immediately checking if his character survived and read the season from start to finish.

He described the season’s major battle, which took at over 50 days to film, as so brutal "it makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.”

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